Credo Mutwa is a black African, a practicing witchdoctor- and a writer who has been called 'the Homer of Africa." A witchdoctor is part physician, part poet, part library; he learns the oral traditions of Africa as handed down through generations receding into prehistory. My people, My Africa is thus that rare thing: an African history and ethnography of southern Africa, from the ancient legends- how the white, Greek-like Na-Iti subjugated Africa thousands of years ago. Credo Mutwa documents the effects the whites have had on his people, including how the Europeans arrogant refusal to acknowledge the African customs and taboos alienated the blacks, and moreover how they were needlessly humiliated
"Compiled from the author's Indaba, my children and Africa is my witness."
The beginning -- Marimba -- The Ma-Iti -- The great sin of Zima-Mbje -- The journey to Asazi -- The beast -- The white lady of the Brandberg -- Kariba -- From the grass to the stars -- The love mat -- Human or subhuman? -- The truth about Piet Retief -- The softest job in Africa -- The Xhosa -- The Kaffir wars -- The National suicide of the Xhosa -- The God that died -- Apartheid